Saturday, September 29, 2012

Forbidden (Book of Mortals #1) By, Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

Publishing House: Hachette
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love. But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed at terrible risk.


Now before we start this review you should know that I am a little bias about this book (as well as it’s sequel that will be the review for next week). I am bias because of the fact that Ted Dekker is one of the authors.

Anyway, I rated this book the way I did for one reason, violence.

The book is set in the future where we have reverted back to using swards and things like it. The story is about Rom Sebastian and several of his friends as they try to find a boy who is not supposed to exist. Long the way there is a lot of fighting and death.

The book is a good story and one that I really enjoyed (even though parts made me angry but I get evolved in books more so than other people), but as always it is all up to you.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

Publishing House: Graphia
Genre: Supernatural
Rating: R
Summary: In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen—terrified, but intrigued—is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess.
After benignly haunting a series of people for 130 years, Helen meets a teenage boy who can see her and together they unlock the mysteries of their pasts.


“A Certain Slant of Light” is about a ghost named Helen. She haunts people and try’s to be helpful to them and then one day she is seen. This is weird because in 130 years she has never been seen. When she investigates a little father she finds that the boy who can see her is really another ghost who has taken over a ‘dead’ body.

Now this isn’t the reason that I have given this book an R rating. I gave this book an R rating because the boy, James, and Helen fall in love. James teaches her how to choose a body and how to take it (The people they take are suicidal). But once she has the body the first thing they do is have sex.

The first time they do have sex it is a little bit descriptive, enough so that I skipped the entire section. After that everything is just suggestive.

The other reason I rated this move that way I did is because there is an extensive amount of cussing in certain sections of the book. Mostly this happens when they are at James’s house, which is not a happy place to be.

All in all this book is very interesting and one that the story drew me in. However, this book is very clearly meant for a more adult audience. The choice is now yours. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates #1) by Justin Somper

Publishing House: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: PG
Summary: Twins, Connor and Grace, never dreamed that there was any truth to the Vampirate shanty their father sang to them before he died, but that was before the two were shipwrecked and separated from each other. For Connor, who is taken aboard a pirate ship, there's the chance to learn to swordfight, but for Grace, aboard a mysterious ship of vampire pirates, the danger is great. What will it take for them to find each other?

I completely love this book and this series. I read it long ago but decided that I was going to write about it.

The reason I gave this book a PG rating because of one fact. It’s a book about vampires and magic. These are real vampires not the mush-y glittery vampires that don’t hurt anyone these are real vampires who feed on humans. But it is a good book and is geared a little bit more teen or jr. high audiences.

They are good books but you have to decide if you wish to read them or if you want your kids to read them. That’s all that there is to it.